June 29-30 Weekend Bike Tour

The information below describes a weekend bike tour that I’ll lead on June 29-30. About 10 days before the ride, I’ll send additional information to those who register.

  • Date & Time: June 29-30
  • Starting Point: Gateway Cycle, 6028 MN-36, Oakdale, MN 55128
  • Destination: O’Brien State Park
  • Route: About 22 slow miles that are mostly on the Gateway Bike Trail. This is the one-way distance, which we’ll cycle on June 29. We’ll cycle back on June 30.
  • Ride Highlights: Click here to see a blog post that shows and tells about a similar ride.
  • Group Min-Max: 4-10 (I’ll try to increase this if more people sign up.)
  • Cost: $20
  • Price includes: Camping fee, supper on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday. Both meals will be “camping” meals. That means we’ll all help to make a meal using a camping stove and other gear.
  • What you’ll need:
    • Camping gear and clothing for 2 days and 1 night. Here are some key items:
      • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat.
      • A plate, cup, and utensils for your meals.
      • Additional gear is described on this page about what to pack.
    • A bike in good condition capable of carrying your gear.
      • Normally, that is a steel bike since it is the most reliable for carrying extra gear.
      • Aluminum or carbon fiber bikes can crack when carrying gear. If you use one of those bikes, please ask an experienced bike mechanic if the bike can carry your gear.
      • You will likely need panniers/saddlebags to carry your gear. If you do not own them, please ask Steven for options for buying or renting low-cost panniers.

Unique Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, please let me know. I will make an effort to meet anyone’s unique needs. Having said that, food and other supplies for this trip will largely depend on a small-town grocery store near our campsite.

Preparing for the Ride

The links below show how to prepare for a weekend bike tour. If you have questions, please post them in the discussion at the bottom of this page. Due to the high number of spam discussion comments, I need to approve your post the first time you make one.


To register, please send me $20, using one of the options below. The cost will cover the price of a campsite and two meals. After receiving payment, I will send you a confirmation note in email.

Steven Malikowski
1080 2nd Ave NW
St. Paul, MN 55112

Cancellation Policy

If the ride has to be cancelled, you will be refunded your amount minus the cost of the campsite, which cannot be refunded. Your individual cost of the campsite will vary depending on the size of the group.

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